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    I just finished four more I had almost done. I like to cut the fabric at one time, then pin, sew the first side, and turn inside out for the 2nd round, then finish for the 3rd round. It's manageable with my life that way.

    I have to say I add lots of steps from those directions... mostly ironing at every step. I held a standard pillowcase up to one and it's exactly the same size. Yea.

    I love, love, love the batik border on the moose/fish fabric. Kennedy and I had a hard time matching colors on the running horse one, but I finally found something.

    I've decided to go $15. I can always come down; they'll always make great gifts. :wink:



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    Cute pillow cases. I have not made any pillow cases yet. I will have to put some of those on the to-do list!!!

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    Those are beautiful, I like your choice of colors, too. Do you use the "burrito" method of making your pillowcases?

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    Do you use the "burrito" method of making your pillowcases?
    :lol:
    Well--it sort of looks like a snake to me... :lol:

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    tired of pillowcases? no way!! I love your fabric combinations. Great pillowcases and I am pleased to see you are asking $15.

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    Great pillowcases! I love them.

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    Great job. Love the out doors look.

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    Great job, Karla! Love the fabrics! Pillowcases sew up so easy! I think once I am done with this last quilt, I might make a few more pillowcases.
    I'm going for $12 for mine, that will be the rock bottom price, won't come down on it. I am so hoping to sell EVERYTHING!

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    love those! they'll sure sell! i made a couple of christmas pillowcases last night, with the french seams. they are quick and easy and give a great sense of satisfaction!

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    There was a lady selling them for $20 at the craft fair I did two weekends ago and I thought that was too high. I don't think she sold any either. I think $15 is perfect!

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    you should not have to come down those sell for 25.00 a pair here

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    You are asking $15.00 each?

    Seams reasonable - The body takes about 1-1/8 (depends on how one cuts it)
    and it takes about 1/4 to 3/8 yard for the cuffs/trim/hems.

    Nice.

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    Cute cases. I like the fabrics you used.

    ranger

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    I love those . I made some with the pink cancer society ribbons on them. it was a kit i got long ago. i've made a few like them to match quilts since. keep going, make more, make more.

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    I Love your pillow cases. They are very tastefully made and it sounds like the construction was perfect. Good luck on selling them out. I hope you do very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorothy of Kansas
    Those are beautiful, I like your choice of colors, too. Do you use the "burrito" method of making your pillowcases?
    I learned that method this past summer. A lady at a quilt group I joined showed me how to make pillowcases using that method and I love it. No exposed seams. And it goes so fast.

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    Great looking pillow cases Karla! Good luck! Your price sounds fair although I've seen them sell for $25.00 a pair.

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    They're beautiful! WTG, Karla!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Great job. I made some pillowcases for Jim last Christmas. He loved them. It's fun surprising someone you love with something like this. Do you ever make them for family?

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    Great Pillow case's Love the colors
    Here is a pattern with Pics for making the burito method
    are what is called the designer Pillowcase
    Hope someone can use it..

    http://extension.usu.edu/files/publi...2006-102pr.pdf

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    I love the fabrics you've chosen and geez...who could ever be tired of pillowcases??? That's like getting tired of quilts!

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    The burito method is that the same as the hotdog method?

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    Never tire of seeing others projects! Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcia
    tired of pillowcases? no way!! I love your fabric combinations. Great pillowcases and I am pleased to see you are asking $15.
    MY HEAVENS! It was like a reunion for me to see Karla's post and then see that you had posted! How are you ladies?

    Great pillowcases Barnbum!

    Lori

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    Never tired of pillow cases. I love making them too...So much nicer than the store bought ones and always the perfect size.

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